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8/1 O-Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on August 1, 2008

Featured Event: Lakefest ’08

Art, wine, and food lovers from all over the Bay will be making tracks over to Lakeshore Ave this Saturday for Lakefest ’08, Oakland’s huge art and wine festival featuring a day of wine tastings, live music, arts and crafts booths, local vendors, a Green Living Expo, and a kid’s carnival. The festival will be shutting down the intersection of Lakeshore and Grand Ave with work from over 80 of the area’s best artists and wine’s from some of it’s top Vintners. On Sunday Oakland’s hip hop stalwarts Zion take headline the music stage at 4:30.

Lakefest ’08
Free
August 2nd & 3rd11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m
Intersection of Lakeshore and Grand Ave.
www.oaklandlakefest.com

Friday, Aug. 1

Mama’s Night Out

Hey, moms, need a break for a night? We know you do. Well you’re in luck ‘cuz Ruby’s is reprising their popular Mama’s Night Out Party starting tonight, featuring champagne cocktails, great food, and a masseuse. Check out their website for info on how to get on the guest list.

Mama’s Night Out
Free
7:30-9pm
Ruby’s Garden Kidwear & Flower Shop
5095 Telegraph Avenue Suite C Oakland
510.595.5325
www.rubysgarden.com

Soja Martial Arts Open House Party

How do you put a cap on the night after Art Murmur? With some dancing and butt kicking of course. Soja Martial Arts hosts it’s monthly open house and after Murmur party tonight with hourly martial arts demos, hands on beginner seminars and music and beats by Blipsync along with free messages, of course.

Soja Martial Arts Open House Party
Free
7:30-11:30
Soja Martial Arts
2406 Webster, Oakland
510.832.7652
www.sojamartialarts.com

Glimpses in Time: A Tribute to James Van Der Zee

To celebrate the opening of her new photography gallery Joyce Gordon Gallery presents Glimpses in Time: International Juried Photography Exhibition. This year’s exhibition pays tribute to the life and art of James Van Der Zee (1886 – 1983), an American born photographer, who captured the most comprehensive documentation of the Harlem Renaissance. His experimentation with double exposures and retouching negatives allowed him to articulate a vision of a period in time that had a major global impact on art and culture. The exhibit showcases the best 80 images, culled from over 400 submissions.

Reception for Glimpses in Time: A Tribute to James Van Der Zee
5-9pm
Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 14th Street
Oakland, California 94612
510.465.8911
www.joycegordongallery.com

Home Bound Reception

Mixed media visual artist DJ Whelan’s work deals with issues of home and belonging, a general sense of place and the passing of time. It attempts to illustrate the irony of time’s transience in a fixed setting in the context of an enclosed space, an isolated moment inside of metaphoric walls. Pieces are constructed from natural earth and discarded materials found on ritual bouts of travel throughout rural and urban America. Raw or recycled, each ingredient is born from a different place and is often covered with the indelible physical markings of its own history.

Home Bound Reception
Free
5 to 8 pm
Awaken Cafe
414 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 (map)
510-836-2058
www.awakencafe.com

Emergence: The East Bay Edition

Kev Choice, recently voted “The East Bay ‘s Most Multi-Talented Musician” unveils his new monthly performance series tonight. Choice has played with some of the biggest name in the business and now he’s stepping out as a lead perfomer, bring a combination of hip hop, soul, funk and classics to the mix. He’s joined tonight by MC and “Oakland’s unofficial poet laureate” Ise Lyfe.

Emergence: The East Bay Edition
$10
10pm
Shattuck Down Low
2284 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley , CA
www.shattuckdownlow.com/

ITVS Community Cinema: Chicago 10

ITVS Community Cinema presents a free screening of Chicago 10-the experimental documentary directed by Brett Morgen that combines audio recordings of the Chicago 7 trial, digital animation, and archival footage. After the screening Mark Tribe of The Port Huron Project will discuss the film and the attitudes and times it portrays, along with Emory Douglas, former Black Panther Party Minister of Culture, Nato Thompson, Creative Time Curator and René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Artfor the Museum.

Chicago 10
Free
6:30
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, Oakland
www.museumca.org

Saturday, Aug. 2

Frida Was Here: Frida Look-Alike Audition and Arts Bazaar

Galería De La Raza celebrates San Francisco’s longstanding relation with Frida Kahlo with SFMOMA and MAPP (Mission Arts and Performance Project. For one night only “Frida was Here” will take place at 17 locations in the Mission. At Galería. And if you think you bear any resemblence to the famed artist, there’ll be a Frida Khalo look-alike model search at Studio24. 4-5 Frida-look-alike modelswill be chosen to reenact famous paintings by the Mexican icon as live tableaux at SFMOMA on September 28th. The Galeria will also host a Fridomania artist bazaar, featuring artworks, crafts and t-shirts by Txutxo Perez, Lawrence Colacion, Ricardo Peña, La Tigresa, Itzpapalotl, El Campo Santo, and more.

Frida Was Here: Frida Look-Alike Audition and Arts Bazaar
Free
Galeria De La Raza
2857 24th St. , San Francisco
415.826 8009
www.galeriadelaraza.org

Lab Or Featuring Scrap and Salvage

Lab Or is a new site-specific performance / installation created collaboratively by Scrap and Salvage and artists from a variety of mediums including sculpture, film-making, architecture, theater design, and music composition. The work is highly physical, visual, musical and almost entirely non-verbal. The Labor Temple, or Redstone Building, where The Lab is located is a historic landmark on 16th street between Mission and South Van Ness. It was built in 1914 and played an integral role in the San Francisco Labor movement of the early 20th century. For this piece, artists from all mediums have been invited to investigate and respond to the space’s history, myths, legends, and ghosts. The room’s past, present, and potential future are distilled into a performance and installation that digs deeply into the conflict between humankind and the world it has made for itself.

Lab Or
$10-20 sliding scale
8pm
The Lab
2948 16th St. San Francisco
www.thelab.org

Sunday, Aug. 3

Vinny Golia, Damon Smith, Weasel Walter and Alicia Byer

Vinny Golia, the internationally noted multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader has become an important contributor to the vanguard of creative music. As a composer he fuses the rich heritage of jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. Putting down the paint brushes of a visual artist in 1971, Golia devoted himself full-time to music and has since evolved into one of the world’s most celebrated creative jazz artists. At the forefront of improvised music, he plays twenty different woodwinds, plus various ethnic aerophones. Golia performs a trio with Damon Smith (bass) and Weasel Walter (drums). Local clarinettist, Alicia Byer opens the show with solos and duos with other improvisers.

Vinny Golia, Damon Smith, Weasel Walter and Alicia Byer
$6-10
8pm
21 Grand
416 25th St. Oakland
510.444.7263
www.21grand.org

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